NES archive

  • Get yourself a Lego NES console with Powerpig’s Builds ‘n Things
    Gaming

    Get yourself a Lego NES console with Powerpig’s Builds ‘n Things

    By 14 February 2014

    Have you ever wanted to build a Nintendo Entertainment System replica console out of Lego? Now you can.  Chris McVeigh, creator of Powerpig Productions and a self-described avid Lego builder, has a Builds 'n Things online retail store where he sells...

  • Hyperkin Retron 5 to launch in December for £56 - packs multiple classic systems into one
    Gaming

    Hyperkin Retron 5 to launch in December for £56 - packs multiple classic systems into one

    By 19 September 2013

    There's a console in existence that's compatible with multiple gaming system cartridges. Classic ones. And it will be available for purchase on 10 December. Called Hyperkin Retron 5, the console plays cartridges from NES, SNES, Game Boy, Game Boy Color,...

  • Sonic vs Mario
    Gaming

    Sonic vs Mario

    By 23 June 2011

    Darth vs Luke, Superman and kryptonite, ketchup against gravy - these are some of the all time great battles that have been fought out between our heroes. There is however one face-off that has always ruled above all else, the tale of a pesky plumber...

  • VIDEO: Futurama - the NES game
    Gaming

    VIDEO: Futurama - the NES game

    By 15 March 2011

    We've stumbled across a couple of funky NES mashup videos as of late (our favourite being the HD sound Super Mario Bros one) so we couldn't just ignore this Futurama NES video that we spotted on Likecool, even if it has been on YouTube almost three years....

  • NES coffee table appeals to the 8-bit geek in us
    Gaming

    NES coffee table appeals to the 8-bit geek in us

    By 10 December 2010

    We've featured some pretty funky coffee tables on Pocket-lint. There was the gravity defying Float, David Maloney's retro-tastic PC component effort and the hi-tech Amusity. But we've never seen an effort that tugs at our nostalgia senses quite as much...

  • VIDEO: Super Mario Blinkers
    Gaming

    VIDEO: Super Mario Blinkers

    By 4 August 2010

    Look, we know that with Kinect you'll be able to play games by moving around, and there is even a face controlled game coming for the Nintendo DSi, but there is something charming about this hack-job from the clever so-and-sos at Waterloo Labs, who have...

  • NES Contra gets Expendables makeover on Facebook
    Gaming

    NES Contra gets Expendables makeover on Facebook

    By 13 July 2010

    The Expendables is all set to become the biggest action movie of all time. Well, that's if an action movie is assessed by looking at its cast that is. For the upcoming movie stars pretty much any muscle-bound, vest-loving, action hero who's graced the...

  • NES turned into media centre PC
    Gaming

    NES turned into media centre PC

    By 10 May 2010

    An enterprising modder has turned his retro NES console into a media centre PC that would rival some of the most advanced models on the market. On the outside it looks like a regular NES straight out of the Eighties, albeit with the requisite PC connectors...

  • NES game sells for $41,300
    Gaming

    NES game sells for $41,300

    By 2 March 2010

    A ultra-rare NES game titled "Stadium Events" has sold for more than $40,000 in an eBay auction. The NTSC title, which is unopened and factory sealed, attracted 115 bids before a winning figure of $41,300 was settled upon. The reason for the rarity and...

  • Final Fantasy I and II coming to iPhone
    Gaming

    Final Fantasy I and II coming to iPhone

    By 25 January 2010

    Square Enix has announced that both Final Fantasy I and Final Fantasy II will be coming to the iPhone and iPod touch later this year. Originally released on the NES back in 1987 and 1988, both games have been revamped to feature touchscreen controls....

  • VIDEO: Left 4 Dead coming to the NES
    Gaming

    VIDEO: Left 4 Dead coming to the NES

    By 17 November 2009

    An enterprising games programmer named Eric Ruth has built a NES-style 8-bit demake of last year's zombie co-op shooter Left 4 Dead. It's being announced on the same date as the official sequel to the title, but won't be available until 4 January 2010....

  • Rare NES game sells for $20,100
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    Rare NES game sells for $20,100

    By 9 October 2009

    A NES game has just gone under the hammer for $20,100 on eBay in what is thought to be the most expensive video game ever sold. The Nintendo Campus Challenge cartridge for the Nintendo Entertainment System was used during a national video game tournament...

  • VIDEO: Tabletop NES arcade cabinet built
    Gaming

    VIDEO: Tabletop NES arcade cabinet built

    By 24 August 2009

    A 36-year-old chap called Russ in Arkansas USA, who also goes by the YouTube handle of "russm313", has built a tabletop Nintendo arcade cabinet. He says it took about a week, cost about $70, and during the process he drank 2 cases of diet coke. It's made...

  • NES 8-bit synth iPhone app developed
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    NES 8-bit synth iPhone app developed

    By 12 August 2009

    Chiptune fans will be pleased to hear that an iPhone application has been developed that allows you to create classic videogame music using an onscreen NES controller. NESynth uses three pulse wave forms (1:1, 1:3 and 1:7 to be precise), along with a...

  • Scott Pilgrim video game planned
    Gaming

    Scott Pilgrim video game planned

    By 27 July 2009

    Cult comic Scott Pilgrim is to be made into a video game, confirmed the creator, Brian Lee O'Malley, at the San Diego Comic Convention over the weekend. A feature film is already in the works, starring Michael Cera and is currently filming in Toronto....

  • Get spooked with this week's Virtual Console update
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    Get spooked with this week's Virtual Console update

    By 31 October 2008

    In celebration of Halloween, this week's Virtual Console update is filled with a whole host of spooks and ghouls, thanks to the addition of three rather creepy NES gaming classics. First up is Devil World, in which you play the heroic dragon Tamagon who...